Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dear Future Me,

It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!! For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site. Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.

 

When I was in 2nd grade, my teacher had us write a letter to ourselves at the end of the year.  She had us address the envelope and bring in stamps, but she didn’t send the letters.  She held them for 3 years, and then she sent them out, so that when we were finishing 5th grade, we would get to read what we had written as 2nd graders.  I loved reading that letter so much, I think I still have it tucked in a scrapbook somewhere.

Recently, a fellow blogger turned me on to a site called FutureMe.org.  Anyone can write a letter to Future Me - Let students send a letter to themselves in the futuretheir “future me” and schedule it to be e-mailed to themselves at a set time in the future.  I think it would be a great way to do a project like the one I did in 2nd grade.  I also think it would be a great way to set goals with your students.  Let them write a letter in the beginning of the year with their goals for themselves (and maybe some you have for them too), and schedule the emails to come a week before school lets out.  Then, take a minute to look at whether or not your students have achieved the goals they set out in their letters in the beginning of the year.

How could you use FutureMe.org in your classroom?

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources